Golden State Warriors celebrate NBA championship with nearly US$200,000 worth of champagne
NBA champions splash out after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers as fans get in on the act too, while Stephen Curry lights up a cigar
It is fairly customary for sports stars and teams to drench themselves in champagne after winning a championship.
But the Golden State Warriors may have just upped the ante.
After a 129-120 game five win over the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the NBA Finals series, Steve Kerr’s side decamped to their locker room to celebrate with some bubbly.
But it didn’t come cheap – the Warriors apparently shelled out some big bucks.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that the champions celebrated with 150 luminous magnum bottles of Moet Imperial Golden champagne, valued at US$1,200 (HK$9,358) each and US$180,000 in total.
— Emily Kirschenheuter (@ekirschenheuter) June 13, 2017
A journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle suggested the total outlay may have even been double that figure.
— Ron Kroichick (@ronkroichick) June 13, 2017
Either way, it didn’t take the Warriors look to start making sure that almost all of it ended up on the floor.
— #DallasCowboys #GYM (@ChampagneYanky) June 13, 2017
At least Kevin Durant made sure some of it went to good use.
“Sorry, I had too much champagne.” pic.twitter.com/ACFvBRxFta
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) June 13, 2017
Even the Warriors’ fans were getting in on the act with the fizzy stuff.
— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) June 13, 2017
Fireworks were also set off above Oracle Arena in the Bay Area, as supporters celebrated outside in the streets of Oakland.
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) June 13, 2017
Back in the locker room, JaVale McGee was keen to remind everyone that he is the first player with a rat tail to win an NBA title.
•is an NBA Champion
•has a rat tail pic.twitter.com/ckwWlP4FYi
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 13, 2017
Stephen Curry also took the celebrations a step further.
Stephen Curry sparks up that victory cigar!
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 13, 2017
Steph, we think the San Francisco Fire Department may have been talking about you here ...